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I created this candy cozy to pay tribbute to one of the most SUCCESSFUL FAILURES of ALL TIME! Anytime the initials E.T. appear millions of people everywhere picture this iconic friendly alien, due to the huge SUCCESS of the 1982 Steven Spielberg movie. How could they go wrong with this quirky little fellow with a passion for plants, and a craving for peanut butter? Well, I'll tell you how... with the E.T. ATARI 2600 game in 1982. Never heard of it you say, well probably because it was a massive FAILURE so massive in fact that they buried millions of copies in New Mexico due to over production of the ridiculously borring video game!

Step 1: Candy Container

For this project I used an empty glass bottle (green).
I cleaned it & removed the label by scrubbing it under warm soapy water.
Once it was dry, I hand painted on the ATARI  character.
Once my paint was dry I sprayed it with a clear coat.
I then filled it with E.T.'s favorite treat. (Reeses Pieces)

Now you need to crochet an E.T. cozy to hide your delicious snack!

Step 2: E.T. Cozy Pattern

Here is the pattern for the little guy....

Size H hook
Beige color yarn
This pattern is worked in continuous rounds

BODY
Ch 48 & join together at 1st ch. 
Sc in each ch around for 28 rounds (every bottle is slightly different so you may have to add more rounds if your bottle is taller)
Do NOT finish off

NECK
continuing on from the body dec around for 1 round
sc in each sc around for 16 rounds (fit the neck for your bottle as well. You may need a few more rounds)
Finish off and leave about a 6" tail for sewing

FEET
Join yarn at the bottom edge of the body
Work 20 Sc in the free loops of the bottom edge, ch 1 & turn
(Sc in next 8 sc, ch 1 & turn) 3 times
*Ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and next 3 ch (1 toe is made)
Sc in next sc on foot and next 2 sc
*Make a second toe
Sc in next sc on foot and next 3 sc
*Make a third toe
Now sc down the edge of the foot and back to the free loops of the body
Sc in next 13 loops, ch 1 & turn
(Sc in next 8 sc, ch 1 & turn) 3 times
*Ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and next 3 ch (1 toe is made)
Sc in next sc on foot and next 2 sc
*Make a second toe
Sc in next sc on foot and next 3 sc
*Make a third toe
Now sc down the edge of the foot and back to the free loops of the body
Sc in the last 12 free loops on the body.
Finish off & hide the tail.
OPTIONAL: you can add a dab of modge podge to each toe to keep them from curling.


HEAD
Work 6 sc in a magic ring
Join the ring together and work 2 sc in each sec around
(Sc in each sc around) 4 times
*(2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around. 
(Sc in each sc around) 4 times
*Work an increasing round.
(Sc in each sc around) 4 times
*Work an increasing round
(Sc in each sc around) 4 times
*Work an increasing round
(Sc in each sc around) 4 times
2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc around.
(Sc in each sc around) 2 times
Finish off & hide tail

FACE
E.T.'s face is heart shaped.
Ch 2,  then 3 sc in first ch spot, ch 1 & turn
(2 sc in first sc, sc across, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1 & turn) 12 times
(Sc in each sc across, ch 1 & turn) 5 times
(Sc in next 12 sc, ch 1 & trun) 2 times
(dec over next 2 sc, sc in next sc) across. 3 times.
Sc down the edge back to the center of the heart
(Sc in next 12 sc, ch 1 & trun) 2 times
(dec over next 2 sc, sc in next sc) across. 3 times.
Do NOT finish off.

FRAMING THE FACE
Continuing from the face & working through both thicknesses
Sc around the edge of the face
This will frame the face & connect it to the head.

ARMS (make 2)
Work 6 sc in magic ring
join together & 2 sc in each sc around
Sc in each sc around for 28 rounds ( about 5" long)
dec in each sc around for 2 rounds
Do Not finish off

HANDS (make 2)
Continuing from the arm & working through both sides of the arm 
2 sc in next 2 sc, ch 1 & turn
2 sc in each sc  across, ch 1 & turn
(sc in each sc across, ch 1 & turn) 3 times
*Ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and next 3 ch (1 finger is made)
Sc in next sc on hand and next 2 sc
*Make a second finger
Sc in next sc on hand and next 3 sc
*Make a third finger
Sc down the side of the hand back to the arm
finish off & hide your tail
OPTIONAL: You can also add modge podge to the fingers to keep them from curling

NOTE: If you feel something was forgotten or confusing let me know & I'll try to figure it out!

Now that you have made all the parts we can do some assembling...

Step 3: Assembly & Details

At this point you should have:

A bottle
E.T. body with feet & neck
2 arms with hands & fingers
1 large odd shaped head

` Sew on the arms at about the level of your decreasing round on the neck.

`Sew on the head using your long tail from the neck. Center the head using the spacing between the feet as a guide. Allow about 2   inches of the head to hang off the back.

Now bring it to life with a few simple details:

`Draw on E.T.'s facial features & wrinkles using a fabric marker. (Brown for body & a little red for the chest)

`Hot glue a red bead over the middle finger of one hand and fold the other 2 fingers into the center (his glowing finger) Ok, so technically he is flipping the bird but once the other fingers are folded in you really can't tell. 

`Fashion yourself  a pair of felt eyes and glue them on.


 
  

Step 4: Unforgettable

The E.T. movie is one of the UNFORGETTABLE, classic movies, that seems to transcend through the generations. The ATARI game not so much...I think perhaps it  would be preferred (by many) if it was all together FORGOTTEN. This hand made treasure makes for  a one of a kind, UNFORGETTABLE gift, that will WARM THE HEARTS of all who come in contact with it!


No........ It can't be! I thought all the et cartridges were destroyed. XD <br> <br> <br> <br>Triforce
Thanks guys! It's a great way for me to use some of my bottles &amp; yarn , since I have a lot of both!
That is so cute!
That is such a good idea. He's adorable! I could see this being done with lots of other characters too. :)
Supercool idea!<br>

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